Pic by Terry Richardson

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, featuring a stunning cover image, Lady Gaga has revealed that her next album will be darker and more political.

Photographed by Terry Richardson, Gaga appears on the music magazine’s July cover almost naked while wielding two automatic weapons.

In the interview, she announces that her new, as yet un-named, album is already complete and will be released early next year.

“I’ve been working on it for months now, and I feel very strongly that it’s finished right now. It came so quickly. Some artists take years; I don’t. I write music every day,” she says.

Gaga also tells contributing editor Neil Strauss that while her previous hit CD The Fame Monster focused on her personal quest for fame, her new music is angrier and deals with wider issues.

“Why are we still talking about ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’? It’s like, what fucking year is it? It makes me crazy! And I have been for three years baking cakes — and now I’m going to bake a cake that has a bitter jelly. The message of the new music is now more bitter than it was before,” the controversial bisexual singer explains.

She also reveals that, “when I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl. Then I say, ‘Bitch, you’re Lady Gaga, you get up and walk the walk today.’”

The magazine featuring the interview will be on shelves in the US this week.

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